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Paddy Maher, 2nd South Wales Borderers, KIA 4th April 1916

Paddy Maher, 2nd South Wales Borderers, KIA 4th April 1916

On April 6th 1916, barely three weeks before the Easter Rising, Paddy Maher  (a 35 year old British Army veteran who had seen service in China and Gallipoli) from Lower Conaghy, County Kilkenny, had just arrived at the Front. The Battalion had shipped into France from Egypt in March as part of the latest push […]


NAZI WAR DIGGERS REBORN

Readers may recall the appalling ‘Nazi War Diggers’ TV Show which was cancelled by the National Geographic channel in 2014, and by Foxtel in Australia this year, after much concern was expressed by the professional archaeological community and others worldwide. Now it’s reared its ugly head again under the guise of ‘Battlefield Recovery’ and has […]


Unveiling of archaeological sign at Terryland

Unveiling of archaeological sign at Terryland

  Brian Burke (Galway City Council), Declan Moore (Moore Group) and Jerry O’Sullivan (Galway County Council) attend the unveiling of a new archaeological sign at Terryland. Galway City Council unveiled the sign commemorating the discovery of the skeletal remains adjacent to Terryland Castle which were excavated in 2013 by archaeologists from Moore Group. The remains were uncovered […]


Our ‘Day of Archaeology’

Being Irish, I find it very difficult to be optimistic and positive. I laugh at the motivational speakers, haven’t drank the Kool Aid of positive thinking and have always been a deep cynic. Pessimism seems to be our natural state as a people. Despite a slight economic upturn which appears to be reflected in the […]


Day of Archaeology 2014

Day of Archaeology 2014

Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really get up to? Is it all just digging or is there a lot more to it? The Day of Archaeology project aims to provide a window into the daily lives of archaeologists from all over the world. The project asks people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological […]


OMiG AWARDS

We’ve reached the semi-finals of the Online Marketing in Galway Awards… specifically for the Online Marketing Leadership Award and best blog. The finalists will be announced on April 14th and the Winners for each category will be announced at the Awards Show itself on Tuesday 22nd April, 2014.        


OMiG AWARDS

We’ve been nominated (self nominated to be honest, although maybe someone else suggested us too) in the Galway City and County’s First Ever Online Marketing Awards. There are almost 200 nominees, and we’ve been nominated for the Online Marketing Leadership Award, Best Website, Best Blog and the Peoples Choice Award.Feel free (please) to vote for us […]


DUNMORE EXCAVATION 2006

DUNMORE EXCAVATION 2006

Back in our pre-blog days in 2006 and into the beginning of 2007 (perhaps the boomiest of the boom years), we completed our biggest excavation to date at Dunmore, Co. Galway. We haven’t blogged the results until now and we’ll be posting the results over the coming days. First off – an introduction. The excavation […]


DYKE ROAD REMAINS

DYKE ROAD REMAINS

Archaeological investigations were carried out by Moore Archaeological and Environmental Services Ltd. at Terryland, near the Dyke Road, Galway in early 2013. The archaeological team led by Billy Quinn excavated 10 individuals buried just below the existing surface. The human remains were discovered following archaeological testing of the site during the construction of a proposed […]


Web Awards Semi Finals

Web Awards Semi Finals

We’ve made it to the Semi Finals of for the 2013 Realex Fire Web Awards. We’re in the Best SME/Small Business Website – sponsored by CFOServices – see here: http://webawards.ie/ We are suitably honoured and humbled…. For new visitors coming from the web awards website, hello and welcome. There’s seven years of blogging in our archive so you […]


DAY OF ARCHAEOLOGY 2013

The Day of Archaeology project aims to provide a window into the daily lives of archaeologists from all over the world.  The project asks people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology” each year in the summer by recording their day and sharing it through […]


JOBS…

We’re looking for licenced archaeologists and senior archaeologists (ie.. unlicenced archaeologists with extensive experience monitoring etc..) for some short term upcoming gigs… To apply or for more information email info@mooregroup.ie Thanks.                                                   […]


INISHFOOD AND FEILE GRIANAN, BEER INFOGRAPHIC

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Here’s a big beer infographic for you all… In the latest ancient beer news (I, know, would we just give it up now) – at the weekend we bottled our ale for Féile Grianán Áiligh and samples for Inishfood 2013. Féile Grianán is held at Grianan hillfort, Co. Donegal, one of Ireland’s most spectacular hillforts […]


BRONZE AGE SETTLEMENT IN ORANMORE

BRONZE AGE SETTLEMENT IN ORANMORE

This post is more from a series of posts on the exciting results of excavations carried out by Moore Group at  Pairc and Clochair, Oranmore, County Galway between 2008 and 2010. A number of sites were excavated in advance of construction of a new supermarket and associated access and other services. This time – a […]


THE LEGACY OF MEYRICK

THE LEGACY OF MEYRICK

The Galway Independent reports this week that the ‘high-profile Meyrick Hotel on Eyre Square has suffered an almost 90pc collapse in value since its €70m peak’ , having been written down to a value of €7.8m in 2011, a remarkable achievement for any Irish property. The hotel has had a chequered history since its opening […]


TERRYLAND CASTLE UPDATE

TERRYLAND CASTLE UPDATE

Via the Galway City Museum facebook page – UPDATE: Archaeological Discoveries at Terryland Castle, Galway (click the photo’s to embiggen…) “Galway City Council is constructing a multi-modular ramp to provide safe access from the Dyke Road to the Quincentennial Bridge. Funding from the National Roads Authority has facilitated this work. A number of archaeological finds have […]


NEWS

Eagle eyed observers will have noticed that Moore Marine has been removed from our front page – there’s still some evidence in the form of logos and tabs but we’re working on removing same.. This is because Moore Marine Ltd. is now part of a new, unrelated company – GeoMara Ltd. For all enquiries relating […]


New website on Ireland’s hoverflies

From the National Biodiversity Data Centre: In collaboration with Dr Martin Speight the National Biodiversity Data Centre is delighted to announce that the Irish Pollinator Initiative has been expanded and now includes information on Irelands hoverflies. ‘We are delighted to have been able to work with Martin Speight, one of the top syrphid experts in […]


Nollaig shona, Happy Christmas and all that…

Moore Group would like to wish all our readers, clients and friends a very Happy Christmas and a successful 2013. We’ve been very quiet on the blog for a while now – for the simple reason that we’ve been extremely busy. Although the beginning of 2012 was slow we’ve experienced a big surge in business […]


SEA2SKY

Tomorrow night as part of European Researchers Night  NUI Galway, along with partners the Marine Institute and Galway Atlantaquaria and new partner, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork  will be participating under the theme Sea2Sky at the Galway Bay Hotel from 10am to 9pm.  the event also takes  place in about 300 other cities all over Europe. This […]


ZEBRA MUSSEL CONTROL

ZEBRA MUSSEL CONTROL

Here’s a press release from IT Sligo on trials for Zebra Mussel Control measures. Moore Group provided assistance. Scientific Trial on Grand Canal May Mean Breakthrough in Zebra Mussel Control Scientists from the Institute of Technology, Sligo are this week carrying out a trial on the Grand Canal, to establish the effectiveness of an innovative […]


BLOG AWARDS IRELAND SHORTLIST

It’s Interweb awards season and on Saturday the Blog Awards Ireland Shortlist was announced. Moore Group’s blog has made the shortlist for Best Science / Education Blog!  Thanks to whoever nominated us and for continuing to visit and read the blog!  The finalist list will be announced at the end of the month.


IRISH WEB AWARDS

IRISH WEB AWARDS

Via @sineadcochrane on twitter here’s a link to the 2011 Irish Web Awards scorecards – As Sineád and all at politics.ie were, we too are chuffed to see that our site came a narrow second. http://webawards.ie/2012/what-are-the-scores-george-dawes/ Great that the scores are published. It’s also encouraging that we placed so highly! And do note that nominations […]


WAC-7

Past Preservers is proud to announce that it is the official media promoter of  The Seventh World Archaeological Congress (WAC-7) to be held from January 14th-18th 2013 in Jordan. WAC is an international forum for discussion for anyone who is concerned with the study of the past. WAC holds an international Congress every four years to promote: the exchange of results from […]